The simulation code is written entirely in CUDA and highly optimized for large-scale real-time simulations of millions of bodies and particles. The development is driven by the desire to better understand the conditions for (pre-)biotic evolution and the growing complexity of biological systems.
An Nvidia graphics card with compute capability 6.0 or higher is needed. Please check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CUDA#GPUs_supported.
Please visit alien-project.org for a documentation of the program and the underlying model. A completely new documentation with many tutorials that guide the reader into the program in small portions is currently in construction.
To build alien you need Microsoft Visual Studio 2019. You find the solution file in msvc/alien/alien.sln. The following third-party libaries are necessary and should be installed: